Illinois' Delgado Collects Weekly Big Ten Wrestling Award

Illinois' Jesse Delgado has been named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week.

Feb. 14, 2012

Wrestler of the Week
Jesse Delgado, Illinois
125 - Fr. - Salinas, Calif. - Gilroy 

  • Won two bouts over top 10 opponents to lead No. 7 Illinois to the Cornell Regional title at the NWCA Cliff Keen National Duals
  • Pinned Oklahoma's ninth-ranked Jarrod Patterson in 5:57 to give the Illini the early 6-0 lead in the team's 21-18 win over the No. 12 Sooners in the regional semifinals
  • Topped Cornell's fifth-ranked Frank Perrelli in an 8-3 decision to lead Illinois to a 19-16 victory over the No. 3 Big Red in the regional finals
  • Ranked sixth in the nation at 125 pounds
  • Earns his first Big Ten weekly award
  • Last Illinois Wrestler of the Week: Eric Terrazas (Jan. 10, 2012)

2011-12 Big Ten Wrestlers of the Week
Nov. 8: Logan Stieber, Fr., OSU
Nov. 15: B.J. Futrell, Jr., ILL
Nov. 22: Kevin Steinhaus, So., MINN
Nov. 29: Matt Fields, Sr., PUR
Dec. 6: Tony Ramos, So., IOWA; Logan Stieber, Fr., OSU
Dec. 13: Robert Kokesh, Fr., NEB
Dec. 20: Bryan Pearsall, Jr., PSU
Jan. 3: David Taylor, So., PSU
Jan. 10: Eric Terrazas, Sr., ILL; Tony Ramos, So., IOWA
Jan. 17: Logan Stieber, Fr., OSU; Ed Ruth, So., PSU
Jan. 24: Hunter Stieber, Fr., OSU
Jan. 31: Matt McDonough, Jr., IOWA
Feb. 7: Frank Molinaro, Sr., PSU
Feb. 14: Jesse Delgado, Fr., ILL